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BAND’S UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, EVOLVE, OUT JUNE 23
IMAGINE DRAGONS PERFORM AT THE IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS ON JUNE 18
13 June 2017 (Toronto, ON) – To celebrate the upcoming release of their third studio album, Evolve, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons announced today that Toronto fans will get to partake in a special arcade experience event and pop-up shop this weekend.
The pop-up shop, in partnership with Bravado Canada, will take place at Shed Creative Agency at 110 Spadina Ave and will be open to the general public from Saturday, June 17 (10am to 9pm) to Sunday, June 18 (9am-5pm). The shop will feature exclusive, first-look items and special editions and will include hats, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and more. On Saturday, June 17 there will also be a fan appreciation event in the same space beginning at 5pm where Imagine Dragons will sign autographs and meet fans. Event wristbands will be distributed to the first 150 people in line that pre-purchase Evolve (CD) or buy any merchandise on-site, on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 10am that morning at the pop-up shop.
In addition to the merchandise, the shop will include various arcade games that fans can play throughout the weekend. With every purchase fans make in the shop, they will also get a chance to win wristbands to the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards to watch Imagine Dragons perform live on Sunday, June 18.
Evolve Pop-up ShopWhere: Shed Creative Agency – 110 Spadina Ave, Main Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2K4
When: Saturday, June 17 (10am to 9pm) and Sunday, June 18 (9am to 5pm)
Evolve Fan Appreciation Event / Meet-and-GreetWhere: Shed Creative Agency – 110 Spadina Ave, Main Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2K4
When: Saturday, June 17 starting at 5pm
*Imagine Dragons in attendance, signing autographs for fans
For more information on both events, visit: http://www.umusic.ca/evolvearcade/
Evolve will be released on June 23 via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. “Believer”, the first single off the album, is double-Platinum in Canada, was the No. 1 track at Alternative Radio for six weeks in a row, and is now creeping up the CHR charts. In the U.S., “Believer” also spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative Radio and broke a 13+ year record for number of spins at the format, besting the record previously held by Linkin Park’s “Faint” in 2003. TIME called “Believer” “another showstopper of an anthem,” while Entertainment Weekly noted its “thudding tribal drums, a massive shout along chorus, and a wicked bassline that’s the sonic equivalent of a slug to the gut.” Billboard called “Believer” “a whimsical-yet-authoritative anthem sure to turn even the most hesitant of optimists into a believer.”
The Imagine Dragons Evolve Tour with Grouplove and K.Flay providing support kicks off on September 26 in Phoenix, AZ and will make five stops in Canada throughout the month of October. Imagine Dragons are also headlining the 2017 WayHome Music and Arts Festival in Ontario this summer.
About Imagine Dragons:Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time”. Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album’s second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive”, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” The third single, “Demons”, hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. Imagine Dragons’ platinum-selling second album, Smoke + Mirrors, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has sold 1.1 million copies worldwide.

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